Beauty according to Mary Katrantzou

The main beauty trend for the next season according to Mary Katrantzou should be colored mascara: the bigger and brighter – the better.


Famous eyelashes like the ones worn by Twiggy and Edie Sedgwick have returned back to fashion. The focus of all the make-up artists is on eyelashes of bright azure, purple and maroon colors (by MAC). They must be dyed super thick so that they strongly stuck together and form small lumps. Make-up artists also decided to add a little color – in the middle of the lower and upper eyelid a pencil in tone mascara has been used.

Long hair (by Paul Hanson for L’Oreal Professional) hung down over the model’s shoulders and some strands from the top of a black ribbon that was tied around his neck like a chocker. “This is not a tape or hairpin – it’s a new way to supplement the hair accessories and this is what I love,” – said the hair stylist Paul Hanlon.

According to Olivia Palermo,

“The shapes were mod, the palette other-worldly, and the shine factor high for Mary Kantrantzou’s SS16 collection.  Walking a mirror-reflected runway at Katrantzou’s alma mater, Central Saint Martins, Mary flaunted her mastery of prints with kaleidoscopic florals envisioned in rich textural embroidery, metallic quilting, and starry Klimt-esque embellished cosmos.  Named “An Exploration of Exploration,” Katrantzou continued to push the boundaries of wearable art, showcasing a mastery of couture craftsmanship techniques paired with accessible silhouettes.

A collection nearly entirely consisting of mini dresses was paired with buckled snakeskin ankle boots and ribbed knit leggings, and with the bedazzled factor covered models accessorized with simple black ribbon chokers and mid-eye pops of eyeliner.  Ruffles and patchwork melded in the perfect blend between folkloric and futuristic, in another Katrantzou collection that seemed the weave a thread through the history or art and fashion combined, with a mastery of the past and all throttles moving forward”.


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